My experience as a daycare owner has been nothing short of fulfilling.
Although it comes with a fair share of challenges, I look forward to spending time playing and running around with the little ones.
I find the sound of kids’ laughter very satisfying, and I’m lucky to hear it on a daily basis. I’m an early bird, so my day starts at five a.m., and by six, my doors are open. Mornings are mostly spent ensuring the room is cozy, so I start by adjusting the wireless thermostat. The last two weeks have been challenging because it was flu season and most kids had a cold. I could also feel a dry cough coming and dreaded contracting the cold as it would mean closing the daycare for a few days. I decided to see a doctor and shared my fears. He was curious about the daycare setup and asked if I had an electric heating system. I explained that my heating equipment includes a boiler as well as an air-water system. He asked if I’m diligent with heater maintenance because the filter can affect the air quality and encourage the spread of airborne infections. It had been nearly a year since the heating technician came for heat pump installation, and he suggested talking to an HVAC specialist about installing a HEPA filter. I called my HVAC serviceman to schedule an inspection and asked about switching to an electric HVAC. He explained how the electric heat pump works and encouraged me to switch. We discussed some energy-saving tips, and I decided to proceed with the project. I checked HVAC products for sale and found an efficient but affordable unit for my daycare. Upgrading my HVAC was a smart decision, as improving the air quality helped us manage and contain the flu.